What is PenCommService.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the PenCommService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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PenCommService.exe file information

The process known as Livescribe Smartpen Communication Service belongs to software Livescribe Smartpen Communication Service or Livescribe Smartpen Driver by Livescribe.

Description: PenCommService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PenCommService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 470,528 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 457,728 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. PenCommService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can ask the developer,, for support, check the vendor’s website for a newer version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Livescribe Smartpen Driver).

Recommended: Identify PenCommService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PenCommService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PenCommService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Provides centralized communication for Livescribe Smartpens
  jtmanges   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of PenCommService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks PenCommService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PenCommService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PenCommService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the PenCommService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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